Professor Ulrich Schmiedel (MLitt, DiplTheol, DPhil, DrHabil, FHEA)

Honorary Fellow


Ulrich Schmiedel is Professor of Global Christianities at Lund University, Sweden. Specializing in public and political theology, he is interested in the role of religions in the public square, both their problems and their potentials for contemporary societies. He concentrates especially on the significance of religious diversity for migrant and postmigrant societies. Methodologically, his research is located at the intersection of theology with sociology, anthropology, and philosophy.

Prior to his appointment at Lund, Ulrich was Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Theology, Politics and Ethics at Edinburgh, where he also served as Co-Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues. Ulrich remains connected to Edinburgh as Honorary Fellow of the School of Divinity.